Archive for December, 2008

December 23, 2008

Josef’s top 5 items of 2008

As the year comes to an end, this will be the last post of 2008. I just wanted to highlight the top 5 clothing items from the shop. These items were the most popular among customers and now they’re on sale! Top row: (left to right) Yoana Baraschi Rose Dress ($269), Twinkle Carriage Rider Coat ($347). Bottom row: (left to right) Yoana Baraschi Spiral Babydoll Top ($184), Paul & Joe Sister Red Print Blouse ($113) and Yoana Baraschi 70′s Glam Top ($180).

If you’re on your way to the shop, kindly note that we’re in the hallway across the street from the antiques store – enter hall and look left.

Have a fantastic holiday break. See you in 2009!

December 22, 2008

Paul & Joe Sister Forest Animal Dress

This Paul & Joe Sister dress is one of my favorites in the shop. It’s on sale ($125)! The picture on the left shows how I’d wear it with my biker jacket and black ankle boots, of course, with black tights. The detailed shot shows a little embroidered panda and squirrel, as well as the jacquard fabric. Too cute, but toughened up by the leather elements I added. To round out the outfit I’d wear a knit beret to stay warm.

December 19, 2008

What to wear when the clock strikes 12

New Year’s planning must already be in full swing. Do you know what you’re wearing to welcome in the new year? How about a LBD from Twinkle by Wenlan ($295). This little number has a handful of details that’ll make you stand out in the sea of LBD’s. With two front pleated pockets and a slight scoop back, you’ll be sure to turn heads as you walk by. To heighten the festive feeling, wear it with colored tights and grey ankle boots like the picture above. Say goodbye to 2008 in style!

December 18, 2008

Happy Holidays

It’s the end of 2008 and we made it! There are many things for which to be thankful. Cheers to family, friends, laughter and prosperity. Warmest holiday wishes from your friends at Josef Boutique.

December 16, 2008

Twinkle by Wenlan pre-spring 09 at Josef

Twinkle’s gator blouse along with 3 other items arrived yesterday. It’s made of 100% silk and has a multi-color alligator print all over. It has a deep v-neck and hits well below the hip ($260). The blouse looks great with dark denim and black. Wenlan Chia also carried the alligator motif in her Twinkle Living line. Now that’s living a coordinated lifestyle. Enjoy your afternoon.

December 15, 2008

Josef photo shoot

We’ve been busy here at Josef. This weekend I styled our photo shoot for the site. It was hours long, but we were happy with the results. We set up a studio in the shop and it took up about 85% of the space. I learned a lot during the process. If you ever find yourself having to take pictures of clothing, here are a few things to have handy: double-sided tape, binder clips, a lint brush, sewing pins, and scissors.

Now that the photos are taken, I can focus on Christmas shopping. Only 10 days left!

December 12, 2008

Anna Sui dress. wear it now and then in spring

Isn’t this dress a beyoot? It’s part of Anna Sui’s Resort 09 collection. You might think it’s a little too chilly out there to wear it now, but anything’s possible in the name of fashion. For winter layering is key. Start with black leggings. Then in this order pile on the clothes: short silk slip, black cashmere turtleneck sweater, the dress, warm socks, black motorcycle knee boots, and finally your winter wool coat.

The dress is 100% rayon matte jersey and made in the USA ($425). Available at Josef.

December 11, 2008

Paul & Joe Sister colored jeans for spring

Winter blahs getting you down? To brighten up your wardrobe try adding one pair of colored jeans into the mix. These are Paul & Joe Sister’s take on colored jeans from their Resort 2009 collection. They’re available at Josef now ($139). Wearing colored jeans is easier than you think. Just keep it simple. Pair bright colors with neutrals: greys, tans, white/creams. I’d actually try to stay away from black because it’s too predictable.

On the streets last summer I saw one girl wearing yellow-golden jeans with a white top, cream sweater, and earthy brown heeled sandals. A combo that surprisingly looked great! For the sky blue jeans pictured above, I’d pair it with the Dorothy Lee heather grey t-shirt I have in the shop and a warm fuzzy over-sized cardigan. Then for summer wear the jeans with a cute cotton short-sleeved blouse and flat sandals. Easy as pie.

December 10, 2008

Holiday Sale at Josef

You know what to do!

December 9, 2008

What color grabs your attention the most?

Last week I brought in my camera to take more pics of the shop. This is the view I look at for most of the day – my front window. Over the past weeks, I’ve been experimenting with different dresses on the mannequin. The vermilion Yoana Baraschi dress in the picture has stopped quite a few women in their tracks as they walk by. I’ve also tried a black/green/fucshia/lilac Anna Sui floral watercolor dress, however my suspicion is that it’s not as effective in drawing women into the shop. I like to rotate the display frequently to show the variety of clothing the shop carries. I’m thinking an LBD for the New’s Years display… not so sure about black though.